IT Security is an established area within Information Technology Services. It was born out of a recognized need for consolidating the planning and administration of security for UFV’s information network.
Some initial and ongoing objectives include:
- Day-to-day management of information security
- Establishing a formal IT security framework
- Developing and maintaining comprehensive security policies
- Contributing to UFV’s business continuity/disaster recovery planning
- Providing opportunities for IT security awareness and education
- Implementing strategic security enhancements and upgrades
Christopher Jones, IT Security Analyst
Information Technology Services
IT Security is Everyone’s Concern
|As the saying goes, “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” This applies to IT security, as well. A safe and secure computing environment is not just the concern of the IT professionals maintaining it, but of everyone who uses it.|
Everyone Can Contribute
The security landscape is changing all the time. . .so please visit this site often for updated information and tips on safe and secure computing.
Following are some practical ways that users can contribute to their own security as well as the security of UFV’s information network.
- Don’t share your password(s) with anyone
- Make sure that passwords are sufficiently complex (minimum of 8 characters, include a combination of uppercase, lowercase, numeric and/or special characters) where possible
- Use a recognized anti-virus program (Microsoft Security Essentials, Norton AV, AVG, etc.) on personal computing devices
- Keep your virus signatures up to date
- Don’t open or respond to SPAM email messages
- Never open attachments from unsolicited email
- Be extremely careful posting and storing personally identifiable information (PII) as identity theft is rampant
While these practices may seem obvious, they are often disregarded or ignored, exposing the user to unexpected and unwanted consequences.
Stay Informed. . .